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Entertainment Industries Council and FOX 32 Teamed to End Homelessness Among Veterans in Chicago
Date:6/13/2013

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 13, 2013

Nationwide there were 62,619 homeless Veterans in the U.S., and 520 on Chicago streets on a single night in January 2012, according to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. In an effort to end Veteran homelessness in Chicago and enhance the level of awareness about Veteran challenges, the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc., FOX 32 and The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have teamed to prioritize these imperative issues in local media. Today, a Picture This: Ending Homelessness Among Veterans in Chicago forum was held at Pritzker Military Library bringing together news media representatives, local issue experts, formerly homeless veterans, elected leaders and resource providers. The forum was hosted by FOX 32 Medical Contributor Dr. Mona Khanna and “Good Day Chicago” Co-Anchor Anna Davlantes. Featured speakers included Secretary of State Jesse White, FOX 32 General Manager Dennis Welsh, Univision Anchor/Reporter Enrique Rodriguez, "Good Day Chicago" Co-Anchor Corey McPherrin, WBEZ Reporter Chip Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Mark Brown, WBBM Newsradio personality John Cody, and comments from Governor Pat Quinn.

“About 30% of those who are homeless in Illinois are veteran, and we the people who have been defended by our veterans have a duty to them to help them find shelter. And so as Governor of Illinois I work with our housing development authority to advance initiatives to find shelter to our veterans. It’s very very important and I’m going to be committed to that as long as I’m alive,” Governor Quinn proclaimed during a recent interview with FOX 32, setting the stage for action.

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